Multi-National Fishing Boat
When the MFV Marie Gracia is delivered to her Welsh owners sometime in the spring of 2003, she will already have a good many leagues of sea travel under her keel. The hull of the 53.51 by 10-metre vessel, with a moulded depth of three metres, is currently under construction in the Ukraine. The vessel, an oyster dredge (cutter), is fabricated with the side shell of 9 m/m steel and bottom of 12 m/m steel. The boat is being built to a design of the Netherlands-based naval architect firm of Scheepsbouwkundigbureau Herman Jansen B.V. The vessel's hull will be moved to the builder, Scheepswerf Reimerswaal's, yard at Hansweert in the Netherlands in November or December of this year. Scheepswerf Reimerswaal, a shipyard and a Cummins dealer, is the over all builder responsible for the hull construction in the Ukraine as well as the finishing in the Netherlands.
In the Netherlands, the Marie Gracia will be completed and outfitted with twin KTA19 M3 diesels, each rated for 500 bhp at 1800 RPM for a total propulsion power of 1000 bhp. The engines will turn into ZF W650 marine gears with 4:1 reduction ratios and five-blade 1200 m/m propellers on the ends of the shafts. Auxiliary power will include a 360 hp Cummins N14-M for the dredge pump, another N14 rated at 400 hp for the winches and an N14-powered 283 Kw generator set. A second 78 Kw generator set will be powered by a Cummins 6BT5.9 engine. All told, the boat will have six Cummins engines.
Delivery to the Welsh owners, Deepdock LTD, is scheduled for April 2003 with the final leg of her pre-service travels being made under her own power at up to 13 knots.
For further information on the MFV Marie Gracia please contact:
Scheepswerf Reimerswaal B.V.
Scheepsbouwkundigbureau Herman Jansen B.V.